Musimy porozmawiać (We Need to Talk)
In his documentary film director Jędrzej Michalak shows people who have lost a person they were very close related with. The mourning speak directly into the camera, always in their private rooms, an idea which seems unprofessional but builds a very intimate and private atmosphere. This is supported by using only smartphones or laptop cameras. Everyone appearing in this film knows the emptiness a deceased loved a loss leaves behind. But everyone has a different way to overcome sorrow, often people realize too late that important things hadn’t been talked about. And this is what the filmmaker seeks in his work – emphatically sharing his sorrow with the audience and in doing so he is creating a successful therapy. Quite a bargain for the camera, to bring back memories of a life gone by and to find a way to overcome teariness. All these moments are an unrecoverable treasure, which must not be lost, either sad or funny.
The images stay forever. We will not. That’s for sure.